Shortbread Cookies with White Chocolate GlazePosted: February 11, 2010 | |
HOLY WOW, the white chocolate glaze on these cookies from Martha Stewart is PERRRRFECT for this buttery cookie! The two flavors together makes for a very decadent cookie! Another fabulous treat for our neighbors!
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 pound unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 pound good-quality white chocolate, roughly chopped
1/4 teaspoon vegetable shortening
Red or other food coloring (optional)
Combine flour and salt in a medium bowl; set aside. Place butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; beat until just combined. Do not whip. Add vanilla; mix. Add flour mixture; mix on low until dough starts to come together. Transfer to a floured board; knead into a ball. Wrap in plastic; chill 30 minutes.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough on a floured surface to 1/4 inch thick. Cut out cookies (I used heart shapes) using a 3-inch (heart) cookie cutter. Place hearts on an ungreased baking sheet, and bake until lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
While cookies bake, melt chocolate in a small bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Add shortening; whisk until smooth. Dip cooled shortbread into chocolate to coat surface evenly, or brush on with pastry brush; let set. Color remaining chocolate mixture, and pipe onto cookies as desired.